Rethinking Women in Leadership

Conference · Barcelona or Online (TBA) · July 6-7, 2023

4th International Conference of Women and Leadership

The increase of new ways of working brought multiple changes in the workplace with trends such as digitalization, extended flexibility, increased use of information and communication technology and demand for workers with new skills. Along with it, fundamental changes have surged in the way we think about current and future leadership, and the contribution – and barriers – for women in leadership. As we shift towards work arrangements with teams working remotely and at the office, in mixed and fixed schedules, and managing multiple online transactions, we should also shift the way we think about building a vision of leadership that places the human being at the core of business and organizations, and that allows women to develop to their full potential.

In 2020, the global pandemic made millions of employees’ lockdown due to mobility restrictions. Consequently, workers with dependents, ranging from the young to the elderly in their homes, had to manage, within one unique workspace, the responsibilities of a full-time job, plus the work that came from care at home. For instance, people had to manage their professional roles with demands such as: follow-up of school, help with hygiene and chores, virtual class monitoring or being a nurse for the elderly. This led to conflict, due to burn out and stress, especially for women. Some studies have reported this situation made millions of women leave the labor market, and hence represented a setback for advancement for women in leadership.

As organizations return to offices, and employees adapt to new ways of remote and hybrid work, strategies to foster women on leadership should be updated to respond to this new context. With the increase of digital transactions, the demand for workers to transition to new occupations and the reincorporation to the workforce of women who had to quit their jobs during the pandemic, it is important to understand how could this shapes the role of women in leadership.  As we are designing the future of work, we believe it is also important to rethink the way we integrate the current and future transformation of leadership that promotes gender equality.

From the Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair, we have been investigating for years strategies that facilitate the integration of women in the workplace. The 4th bi-annual International Conference of Women and Leadership aims to focus on individual and organizational ways to rethink the understanding of resources that enable women’s leadership under the context of new ways of working. We want to encourage thinking on how, as we define new ways of working, we could also shift the way we think about practices, sociocultural aspects and institutional frameworks that encourage women to develop their full potential as leaders.

Conference Topics

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Women’s leadership in a context of new ways of working, including remote and hybrid work

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Individual and organizational ways to rethink resources that enable female leadership

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Practices, sociocultural aspects and institutional frameworks that encourage women to develop their full potential as leaders

Call for Papers: Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in participating, please submit a 800-word paper proposal by March 1, 2023, following the instructions below. We will notify authors of acceptance by April 1, 2023. Participants in the conference who have papers accepted should submit full papers by May 15, 2023. We especially encourage theoretical and innovative empirical papers, ethnographies, lab studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative analyses.

Please follow these guidelines for your proposal submission. Proposals that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

  • The proposal must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the proposal is 800 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • Submit your proposal through this online form.
  • After submitting your proposal you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

Please follow these guidelines for the full paper submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

  • The entire paper (title page, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 8000 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • When your proposal was accepted, you will have received an email with a link where you will upload your full paper. If you have any problems with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

March 1, 2023

Submit a 800-word paper proposal

April 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2023

Submission deadline for accepted papers

Agenda – July 6-7, 2023 – To Be Confirmed

The conference agenda — including speakers, topics and exact times — will be updated as they are confirmed in the coming months.

Come early for a back-to-back conference on Rethinking Work-Family

Join us for our Rethinking Work-Family conference, which begins immediately before the Rethinking Women in Leadership conference, on July 5-6.

More Information and Registration

Registration Fees

If the conference is held online, the following fees apply:

Early Bird: Until May 15Regular Fee: May 16 to June 15Late Fee: June 16 to July 6
Academics€140€220€350
Students€50€180€325

If the conference is held in-person in Barcelona, the following fees apply:

Early Bird: Until May 15Regular Fee: May 16 to June 15
Academics€370€620
Students€145€320
Accomodations

Accomodations

IESE is a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners who will welcome you to Barcelona, a traditional and welcoming Mediterranean city. It is a city with a great number of tourist attractions and a friendly atmosphere that will offer conference participants and their families plenty of opportunities to enjoy their stay here, over and above the academic program we are preparing for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to IESE in Barcelona!

Here are some accommodations options near IESE:

·Sansi Pedralbes → 5-minute walk from IESE
Av. Pearson 1-3, 08034 Barcelona

·Torre Girona Residence Halls → 10-minute walk from IESE
Passeig dels Til·lers, 19 , 08034 Barcelona

·AC Victoria Suites → 15-minute walk from IESE
C/ Beltrán i Ròzpide, 7-9 (before Av. Pedralbes, 16), 08034 Barcelona

·Abba Garden Hotel → 20-minute walk from IESE
C/ Santa Rosa, 33 , 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona

·Upper Diagonal → 15-minute walk from IESE
Passeig de Manuel Girona, 7, 08034 Barcelona